Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vaughan's Big Brother

Onto week 2: even after reading what the programme entails I still hear comments every week about a BIG BROTHER parody, of course I do little to deflect these comments; hehe where's the fun in that.

But it is interesting that the phenomenon is so widespread. Yes it is a little weird and in our Vaughan bubble the world outside does not exist and maybe that's the trick!?


This weeks group were more subdued than last weeks, which has its benefits. In the entertainment slots I felt a lot of the sketches didn't hit the mark and I tried yet another new piece which still needs work - but hey where better than here to do it.

However they did get into the more intellectual stuff which was nice, and the Karaoke too!


Illness is starting to spread quite quickly and I found myself to target this week - not only did my energy levels drop dramatically but I also strained my voice (doing a crazy sketch then singing Karaoke) so that didn't help much, luckily after a day I was able to shake it off and felt much better. But I noticed more people are getting ill, so bring medicine folks!

I find it a shame that in general the folks with higher levels dont push themselves to much and speak more Spanish than they need to, but on the other hand I am impressed with the effort the lower levels put in and progress they make.

attached as always are the photos of our week; enjoy ;)

Vaughan Town - Gredos - Program 89

I haven't heard from you China, so I guess you are having fun in France!? Shame you cant make it over to Spain I know you would love it, also I would love to see you again.

Thought for the day: just because I'm losing doesn't mean I've lost!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

El Padrino

The start of three continuous weeks so a lot of hard work coming my way.
Sounds funny because in England I would work for weeks without a break but now two weeks and I want a break, hehe.

Anyhoo, the week has been a lot of fun, I wrote a few new sketches which were OK, adapted a Tommy Cooper sketch; a little more needed on that one I think.
I also did a painting which turned out very well considering how I did it ;)
although it did take me longer than I expected.

The summer is really hot and nights are getting longer not only because the sun but the participants are not wanting to go to bed - what do you do!?!
This of course causes extra problems at night with parties in rooms and no energy next morning; and for some reason people really do think rules are made to be broken!?

Whilst we are here Lucy the new MC is with the Young Adults program, having done last year I don't envy her at all, but I'm sure she will do just fine.

As for the dreaded party night, well as the village was having it's fiesta this week we thought it a good idea to join them, only the people then decided not to; which was a shame because it would have been very good to experience (I think the walk back put them off), so the party happened in the hotel; without all the trimmings, which I think helps make it but hey!

The new hotel staff have a few issues to work out I think, but all in all the hotel was much better this week than it has been in a LONG time.

Good luck to the MASTERS for the future!! (you know where I am ;) )

Click below for the photos
Vaughan Town - Gredos - Program 88

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Just move your body

I hate it when they make it look so cool and easy but I can't help but envy those slick mover and groovers

check out this latest addition

the track is: its me bitches (instrumental)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Laptop

I was busy looking for a new laptop and stumbled across this, anyone know where I can get it?!

Secretary looks hot, I'm sure I've seen her before!?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Seeing double!?

What a great week! I just love it when it all works as it should.
People sharing and caring and partaking in the week. Some weeks are harder than others but the energy that people bring with them is enough to motivate you to really push yourself and each other and thankfully this group had energy.

This was the first time I (and perhaps Vaughan Systems) had twins in their program. At first it was confusing (especially when they changed their clothes), but I soon got to work out who was who, and then I mess it up when speaking to them, sorry Coral !?!?
miss you both and thanks for a staying on ;)


I must say though the MASTERS on this program have been awesome! no complaints, simply did what was required of them and they did it well, it was my pleasure to have helped you on your journey guys ;)

Lots of activities as you can see from the pictures, and this week was made even more special by having MAYTE as the Director (and what a great job she did, but dont tell her).
Also Eddie (the Wizard) gave alot of himself this week (in fact was happily offering more of himself around, hehe) - ROCK LEGEND!

Anyway I have a home to go to so signing off for now ;)

Just click the folder below to see the photos of our experience
Vaughan Town - Monfrague - Program 118

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Everybody Dance Now

A friend (Tara) sent me this link, its simple, its awesome, its what life should be about connecting, having fun and enjoying life for the moment.

Well done matt. If you want to see more please visit
http://www.wherethehellismatt.com he deserves all your support, now come on everybody DANCE!
 
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